J Kenneth R Canada
The morning was so educational and gave a somber look at what Pol Pot did to his own
people and with such cruelty.The afternoon was much lighter and very much fun and Nean
really knew his stuff.Thanks Nean and thanks to Viator for such an interesting and fun day?
Daro did a great job as our tour guide and we had a wonderful time. His English skills were very good as was his knowledge of Cambodian history and culture. His enthusiasm and cheerful attitude were infectious and his patient and helpful attitude were exemplary.
The only thing we missed from the tour description and the posted photo was the Cyclo ride.
- Sathya Kumar
This was a pretty hard hitting and macabre start to our Cambodian experience. This tour provides you with a pretty in depth understanding of the Pol Pot regime and the resulting genocide. Our tour guide was pretty in depth in his explanations throughout our visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields. I wouldn't recommend this for the feint of heart or young children. However, I couldn't fault the guide. Very thorough in the information he was giving. The remainder of the day was cheerier, with a great lunch being had at the NGO Training Restaurant for young Cambodians, where we got to try deep fried Tarantula. There is normal Cambodian cuisine available. The visit to the Silk farm was also quite educational and fun. The owners of the farm were great to talk to, they spoke English quite well and made us feel quite welcome in their home. The final part of the tour was good, however it was too cloudy to see a sunset. Overall a great way to spend the day in Phnom Penh.
Allyson W USA
Take this tour. Very informative. You will have to pay for your drinks if you take the lunch option.
A great tour, directed by a fantastic tour guide who really knew his stuff. Highly recommended.
Great tour and guide. You get to understand and experience Cambodia's past and present. Loved the island trip. Nice to see the capital by car, boat, and Tuk-Tuk. Wonderful day.
Another great tour, and well worth the guided tour. Far far better than doing it on your own and in a tuk tuk, and honestly this way wasn't much dearer, and far more informative.the lunch was a great experience in itself, note though only upto us$7 paid towards your choice, the curry with baguette was totally yummy, and all for such a great cause. The Russian market is hot, and full of the usual market fare. Had "dessert" at the central market, which was actually before lunch...was a little concerned with the fact it wasn't fresh, but stomach seems to have survived....oh and for some reason no walk along the water front, but that wasn't needed anyway, as all likely to do in own time anyway, just surprised mentioned in highlights but didn't happen....although did go to a fish market on outskirts of town, that was a fantastic inclusion as no way would have known or though to visit this alone
This tour was an experience and a chance to see Phnom Penh through the eyes of the people. The guide was excellent.
My guide was Thong Sophalkun and he went above and beyond his duties, his commentary was excellent and he made the tours I took with Viator and the local tour company a truly memorable experience. When I return to Cambodia, and I certainly will, I shall ask for his services as a guide again.
Our tour guide and driver were excellent. They were very flexible in the places that they took us and they accommodated our wishes. I was I initially worried about the safety of riding in the cyclo but during the ride we felt very safe as the traffic accommodates cyclos and our driver was very good. A lot of local cultural aspects were covered. This is a great introduction to Phnom Penh.
I ended up on this tour by myself, just with the guide. Daro was fantastic, and I really appreciated his extensive historical knowledge of PP and Cambodia generally. He was also fun to hang out with!
Great fun, best way to see the city, was expecting the rickshaw ride to be longer (only 40 mins), but really enjoyable. Daro was a great guide.
The morning was excellent - though very confronting
The afternoon replicated the half day tour so we bailed out - I either misread the details or they were not clear
My guide Daro was very knowledgeable about Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Khmer Rouge. He regaled me with a lot of titbits and stories. Actually, I was the lone member in this tour and yet Daro took me through the full-day tour without an iota of let-down. He even helped me buy local sandwiches for dinner. We spent a lot of time discussing local happenings. He speaks very good English and I am sure he will be very successful in Tourism. Wish him the best!
Great experience!!! The cyclo was a real treat and a great way to see the city sights. We enjoyed the entire day with a great English speaking guide.
This was a good tour of the S-21 prison and the killing fields. Guide was knowledgable and shared information related to our visits. I had expected a broader City Tour as noted in the brochure. I thought we'd actually visit the palace and silver pagoda OK, I visited by foot the next day. The Silk Island visit was somewhat dissapointing the temple we visted was mostly deserted and quite run down. The silk factory visit was enjoyable. There was little narrative on the sunset cruise which ended about an hour before sunset so that also a bit dissappointing. I'd suggest booking the S21 and killing fields tour only and avoid the silk island and sunset cruise. I've had great Urban Adventure tours many times this my first dissapointment.
Would not recommend this tour. The guide was punctual, welcoming and English was great. However I didn't feel like someone was telling me a story or being engaging, it felt like someone was repeating me numbers and dates from a Wikipedia article.
There was no cyclo ride as promised on the photo.
I think it's a bit unfair claiming lunch is included, then get told lunch it is only covered for 7 and anything more you'll pay for. When a usual meal costs about 6 without a drink, I can guarantee lunch is not included for most tourists! I'm just glad I brought money with me. Food was great.
We spent about an hour or two at a silk making house. Way too much time, a half hour stop at most would have been sufficient. Our tour guide disappeared and we had to sit with the silk ladies waiting for the guide.
The sunset cruise was on a private boat with great views. Beer nuts and unfertilized duck eggs were offered. Considering we could see feathers on the egg, we all decided not to eat any duck eggs.
This tour has so much potential, and I was really looking forward to it. I feel bad leaving a negative review, but I wish I could get my time back.